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What Are Common Workplace Arm Injuries?

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Help Workers With Arm Injuries Get the Benefits They Need.

An arm injury is a severe problem for workers in all occupations because virtually no tasks can be accomplished without using one’s arms. You need your arms to lift, push, and pull objects, use equipment like computers and scanners, operate machinery, and drive vehicles. A workplace arm injury could quickly leave you unable to return[…] Read More »

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Nerve Damage?

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Can Help You Get the Benefits You Need for Your Nerve Injury.

When you get hurt on the job, you may feel embarrassed about what happened, but you also may have a severe injury. Nerve damage is a common work-related injury, and it can occur in all industries. If you suffer nerve damage at work, you may be able to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits. Nerve damage causes[…] Read More »

What Are the Dangers of Working in Demolition?

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Can Help You Get the Benefits You Need After a Demolition Accident.

Demolition work is inherently dangerous. As with many construction jobs, demolition work requires constant attention to what you are doing. If not, you could seriously injure yourself or someone else. If someone else does not pay attention, they could hurt you. While demolition work is dangerous, you can take steps to protect yourself from work-related[…] Read More »

What Can I Do if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Help Workers Whose Claims Have Been Denied.

Getting hurt on the job can leave you with many questions. Not knowing how long you will be out, combined with the injury itself, can be a frustrating experience. Having your Workers’ Compensation claim be denied can make matters worse. Fortunately, there is an appeal process that you can go through should your Workers’ Compensation[…] Read More »

What Are Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders?

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Represent Workers Injured on the Job.

Musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace can occur as a result of a one-time accident, or a work-related injury can accumulate over time from a repetitive motion strain. Musculoskeletal disorders are defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as resulting from overexertion or repetitive motion. These cumulative trauma disorders are long-term injuries that are caused by[…] Read More »

How Should I Handle a Work Injury Caused by a Third Party?

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Lawyers at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC Represent Workers Hurt by Third-Party Negligence.

Accidents that harm workers on the job and illnesses caused by workplace exposures are often caused by more than one contributing factor. Sometimes a major factor is a third party’s carelessness. Therefore, a person affected by a work-related incident or exposure may have more than one avenue for recovering relevant damages to address their losses.[…] Read More »

What Are the Top Work Injuries in New Jersey?

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Historically, the most common work-related fatalities in New Jersey and across the United States were most prominent in certain industries, such as administrative and waste management, construction, retail, and warehousing and transportation. The industries that have experienced the most non-fatal injuries in recent years have included health care, manufacturing, warehousing and transportation, and construction. Approximately[…] Read More »

Are Winter Slip and Fall Accidents Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Reporting to work should not be hazardous to your health, yet in the winter, simply showing up when weather conditions threaten can turn into a slip and fall accident that can have serious consequences. A slip and fall accident can cause painful and debilitating physical issues, but the financial burdens that come along with a[…] Read More »

What Is the Main Cause of Work-Related Vehicle Accidents?

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that transportation accidents cause the most work-related fatalities, accounting for 40 percent of all occupational deaths in 2016 with a total of 2,083 deaths involving vehicles at work. Even when the outcomes are not fatal, work accidents cause a significant number of serious injuries per year. Vehicles used[…] Read More »

What Are the Deadliest Jobs in America?

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Small business research group AdvisorSmith compiled a list of the deadliest occupations using data made available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The study was conducted using the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which is produced by the BLS annually to record the number of on-the-job deaths broken down by job function. The[…] Read More »

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